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Green 101, Dumpster Dive lead to greener bottom line

eco-friendly workshop

Many Iowa businesses are looking for opportunities to make their processes more eco-friendly while improving their bottom line. That’s why CIRAS now offers two fast-paced workshops that combine classroom-style learning with interactive “live” simulations: Green 101—Green Generalist Training; and Dumpster Dive—Materials Use and Solid Waste Management. Training is available at public workshops; companies also may schedule training at their location.

Seminar participant Marty Fox, president of Decker Manufacturing, said the seminars were a great tool for implementing green practices. “We learned how to use materials more efficiently and how to reduce our amount of waste,” Fox said. For more information, contact Mike O’Donnell,

This article appeared in September 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter